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Celtics To Release Kadeem Allen From Two-Way Contract

Jul 15, 2018 3:10 PM

The Boston Celtics plan on releasing Kadeem Allen from his two-way contract.

The Celtics will add another player on a two-way contract in the coming days.

Allen was a second round pick by the Celtics in 2017 out of Arizona. Allen played in 18 games last season with the Celtics.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Tags: Kadeem Allen, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Celtics Receiving Sign-And-Trade Interest On Marcus Smart From Nets, Grizzlies

Jul 11, 2018 10:53 PM

The Boston Celtics have received interest on sign-and-trade scenarios for Marcus Smart from the Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets.

Smart has already met with the Nets.

The Celtics have had zero communication with Smart. A source close to Smart says he's been "unresponsive" because he is “insulted by what he feels is a lack of respect by front office.”

Smart has a limited restricted free agent market with teams lacking cap space and the Celtics widely expected to match any reasonable offer.

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Marcus Smart Open To Deal Worth Less Than $15M Per Season

Jul 10, 2018 4:39 PM

Marcus Smart is open to signing a multiyear deal for less than $15 million per season.

As a restricted free agent, Smart has not received much interest on the open market.

Smart and the Boston Celtics haven't made progress on a contract.

A source close to Smart said that beyond basic pleasantries, Smart’s camp had no further discussions with the Celtics’ brass on Monday. 

Smart was asked where things stood with the Celtics.

“That’s what I want to know,” he said. “I have no clue. I can only control what I can control.”

Smart could ultimately decide to simply sign the Celtics’ one-year, $6 million qualifying offer.

Adam Himmelsbach/ESPN

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Marcus Smart Likely To Take Qualifying Offer With Celtics

Jul 9, 2018 10:52 AM

Marcus Smart is likely to take the $6.1 million qualifying offer to re-sign with the Boston Celtics.

The decision would allow Smart to become an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

Smart has found the restricted free agent market tepid with teams lacking cap space. Teams have also been fearful that the Celtics would match an offer sheet to Smart.

Smart has reportedly been upset about the Celtics' lack of action addressing his free agency situation this offseason.

The Celtics want to avoid starting the repeater tax clock sooner than they absolutely have to given their long-term outlook.

A. Sherrod Blakely/NBC Sports Boston

Tags: Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

76ers Considered Only East Team Kawhi Leonard Would Re-Sign With

Jul 7, 2018 5:21 PM

While the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are Kawhi Leonard's preferred teams if he is traded by the San Antonio Spurs, he would consider the Philadelphia 76ers.

"I want to add clarity to that," said Chris Haynes on The Jump. "Los Angeles are his preferred destinations. He will consider Philly. That's the only Eastern Conference team he would consider if they're able to put a package together."

The Boston Celtics have interest in Leonard, but he reportedly doesn't have interest in re-signing with that franchise if he's traded there.

The 76ers are believed to be keeping Markelle Fultz off limits in trade talks with the Spurs.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Tags: Kawhi Leonard, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Sixers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Marcus Smart Frustrated He Hasn't Heard From Celtics In Free Agency

Jul 5, 2018 9:49 PM

Marcus Smart and his camp are still waiting to hear from the Boston Celtics in free agency.

Smart is frustrated by how the Celtics haven't reached out to him.

“He loves the Celtics, but with these crickets he’s hearing, he’s hurt and disgusted by it,” said the source.

The market for restricted free agents like Smart has been soft.

“I don’t think that bothers Marcus as much as no communication from Danny (Ainge),” said the source.

Danny Ainge declined comment on Thursday.

Boston's only tangible bid remains their $6.05 million qualifying offer.

“He would have thought there would have been some kind of three- to four-year deal from them to show they’re interested,” said the source. “But the qualifying offer is the only one he has received, and there’s been no talk since free agency opened. He’s most disappointed that there has been no reaching out from their end.

“He’s just hurt and frustrated that Danny hasn’t reached out. That’s the most discouraging part of this whole thing. The last contact was a few days before free agency started.”

Mark Murphy/Boston Herald

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Celtics Have Top-5 Players Off Limits In Trade Talks For Kawhi Leonard

Jul 5, 2018 12:50 PM

The Boston Celtics have appeared to be more on the fringes of Kawhi Leonard trade talks.

While Leonard wants to join one of the two Los Angeles teams, he appears more open to a move to the Philadelphia 76ers than the Celtics.

"Boston really has their top-5 players off limits," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "Boston is more willing to a deal that's pick-heavy. The Spurs want good players back. They don't want to rebuild. They want picks and guys that can help them stay in the playoffs."

Boston's top-5 likely refers to Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford.

The Celtics would also struggle to create enough salary ballast to acquire Leonard without giving up any of those players.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving Interested In Playing On Same Team

Jul 3, 2018 1:12 PM

Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler are still trying to figure out a way to play together, according to a source.

The two were connected last offseason when both were on the trade block. Butler was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night and Irving was moved to the Boston Celtics in August. Irving had interest in joining Butler with the Bulls.

A source says Butler has no interested in signing an extension this summer with the Wolves and is fed up with the nonchalant attitude of younger teammates, especially Karl-Anthony Towns.

Both Irving and Butler will be free agents in 2019.

Zach Lowe later also reported Irving and Butler would like to play together, according to sources.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

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Aron Baynes, Celtics Agree Upon Two-Year, $11M Deal With Celtics

Jul 1, 2018 12:15 AM

Aron Baynes has agreed upon a two-year, $11 million deal with the Boston Celtics.

Baynes signed with the Celtics last offseason after opting out of his deal with the Detroit Pistons.

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Celtics Unlikely To Execute Blockbuster Move

Jun 29, 2018 12:37 PM

The Boston Celtics are unlikely to make a blockbuster deal.

The Celtics have been mentioned as a possible destination for Kawhi Leonard.

"If I feel like it'll help our team -- we explore every trade of players of certain magnitude or superstar, first-ballot Hall of Fame-type of players," Danny Ainge said. "We're going to take a look and kick the tires and see if there's something there. But that's all.

"I think those things are unlikely."

Chris Forsberg/ESPN

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Celtics Tender Qualifying Offer To Marcus Smart
The Celtics and Marcus Smart were unable to agree upon a long-term extension last October.

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Spurs Prepared To Trade Kawhi Leonard
The Spurs have given up hope of keeping Kawhi Leonard.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Gordon Hayward Had Follow-Up Surgery Due To Pain On Outside Of Ankle
Gordon Hayward said he's still on schedule to be ready for the start of next season but dealt with a "complication."

Hayden Bird/Boston Globe

Celtics Finalizing Deal With Brad Wanamaker
Brad Wanamaker was voted second-team all-EuroLeague at guard this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Spurs Attempting To Keep Kawhi Leonard Or Trade Him To Eastern Conference
Kawhi Leonard reportedly would like to join either Los Angeles team.

Sam Amick/USA Today

2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

RealGM Staff Report

Mavericks Expected To Pursue Marcus Smart
Marcus Smart grew up in Dallas.

Mike Fisher/247 Sports

Grizzlies Holding Trade Talks With Multiple Teams On No. 4 Pick
The Grizzlies would like to trade back rather than trading out of the lottery altogether.

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

Celtics Believe Possibility Of Trading For LeBron James Is 'Unlikely'
The Celtics would need LeBron James to opt-in to be traded for one of Kyrie Irving, Al Horford or Gordon Hayward.

Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

Source: Celtics Believe Kyrie Irving Remains Happy In Boston
The Celtics believe Kyrie Irving wants to be with the franchise long-term

Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

Celtics Made Trade Offer To Spurs For Kawhi Leonard At Deadline
San Antonio wasn't willing to even discuss trades for Kawhi Leonard in February and they remain resistant to trades so far this spring.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Kyrie Irving Confirms He Won't Sign Extension With Celtics This Offseason
Kyrie Irving can sign a significantly bigger contract if declines his player option for 19-20 and becomes a free agent.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Some Front Office Members Encouraged Bryan Colangelo To Consider Passing On Markelle Fultz
Bryan Colangelo was encouraged to reconsider drafting Jayson Tatum or Lonzo Ball instead of Markelle Fultz.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Mike Zarren, David Griffin, Kiki VanDeWeghe Considered Candidates For 76ers' GM Job
David Griffin took the season off after parting ways with the Cavaliers.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Celtics Have Concerns About Kyrie Irving Re-Signing In 2019
When Kyrie Irving was with the Cavaliers, he reportedly told teammates about his desire to play for the Knicks.

Chris Mannix/Yahoo! Sports

Cavs Veteran: We'd Be Up 3-0 If Kyrie Irving Was Still Here
The Cavaliers trail 0-3 but they could have conceivably won Games 1 and 3.

Jason Lloyd/The Athletic

Gordon Hayward Has Screws Removed, Will Resume Basketball Activities In 6-8 Weeks
Gordon Hayward is scheduled to return to basketball activities in six to eight weeks.

RealGM Staff Report

Celtics Interested In Trading Up For Mo Bamba
The Celtics would likely need to trade up to the No. 3 through No. 6 range in order to select Mo Bamba.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Celtics Hope Gordon Hayward Can Resume Basketball Activities In Summer
Gordon Hayward is recovering from a dislocated ankle suffered in the season opener.

Chris Forsberg/ESPN

Kyrie Irving Skipped Game 7 While Recovering From Nasal Surgery
Kyrie Irving wanted to attend the game but couldn't fly because of the surgery.

Chris Forsberg/ESPN